What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Dr. Grant Pagdin from Pagdin Health gives an update on what are bioidentical hormones. The word bioidentical simply means identical to life. So what we use are hormones that are formulated as an exact replica of what’s already in your body. This is much safer than using synthetic hormones, which are mimics of what would occur in your body. Pharmaceutical companies often create molecules resembling hormones to obtain patents. These molecules do not fit into the receptors in the same way as your own native hormones would. So, in all circumstances, it would be preferable to use the identical molecule to what’s already in your body. That’s what we mean by the term bioidentical.

To get started on a hormone regimen you would have an intake exam where we go over several health questions with you and then attend the lab for a panel of blood work. We would assess a variety of different hormones, because there is often a complex interplay between these different substances.

We would sit down with you and evaluate the laboratory results considering your symptoms and make prescriptions for hormone supplements that could address your symptoms and improve your levels to track your progress.

We sit down again with you in a couple of months to review the follow-up lab work, as well as some follow-up on your symptoms.

Our goal is to alleviate the symptoms you may experience associated with declining levels of hormones and optimize the levels in this way. We can really dramatically improve your health and people often describe to us a marked transformation in their overall health.

If you’re interested in having an assessment regarding your hormone status and considering a course of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, make sure you get in touch with Pagdin Health by calling 250-717-3200.

Dr. Grant Pagdin

Dr. Pagdin is a leading expert in regenerative medicine in Western Canada. Dr. Pagdin is board-certified with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and a Fellow of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation. His primary interest is preventative and anti-aging medicine using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.

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